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joel leskowitz Level 1 (0 points)
a solution for these.... If I had the camera, I know I could use Log & Transfer, but I don't. I do have the entire folder on my hard drive, but they still won't import. Is a conversion software like Voltaic the only solution here?
  • Andy Mees Level 6 (12,605 points)
    +I thought Final Cut Pro 7 was going to have a solution for these....+

    Hmmm... wishful thinking maybe, it was never suggested by any official source that I heard of myself. Still, I guess thats besides the point at this stage.

    +I do have the entire folder on my hard drive, but they still won't import.+

    Joel, are you certain you have the full (bdmv) folder containing all the various subfolders of which the stream (mts clip) folder is just one ... or is it just the folder with the mts files in?

    +Is a conversion software like Voltaic the only solution here?+

    Check out Wally's 2 consecutive posts here (especially the 4th method) ...
    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9966355#9966355
  • joel leskowitz Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, BDMV folder with 2 files: INDEX.BDM & MOVIEOBJ.BDM and 3 folders: CLIPINF, PLAYLIST, & STREAM Inside STREAM are the .mts files.

    I can do the conversion with Voltaic, but I did speak with Apple sales person about this... guess they didn't know what FCP 7 was really going to do.
  • Andy Mees Level 6 (12,605 points)
    Gotcha.

    Well if you have the full folder then you ought to be able to read the files through Log and Transfer (has been the case since FCP6) and that is probably the function to which the Apple sales tech was referring.

    Try dumping the entire BDMV folder into a parent folder and then point L&T at the parent and see if the files are recognized that way. Failing that, if you have it, then you'll find the transcode to an FCP compatible quicktime codec very much faster with Toast than with VoltaicHD.

    Keep us posted of your progress ... or lack of it :/
  • joel leskowitz Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried putting the BDMV folder into a parent folder.... no luck. Looks like it's the transcode route. Thanks for your help.

    I wonder if I could get the shooter to come over with the camera and we put the folder back onto the camera card, if that would work?
  • wallybarthman Level 3 (690 points)
    If the shooter still as the original footage on the card then you're good.

    Trying to put things back onto a SDHC card with AVCHD - not a good plan at all. It might work - but it may completely confuse the card and that'll be the end of that.

    Voltaic, Toast, and Adobe Media Encoder will all do the trick.
  • joel leskowitz Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, thanks for clarification.
    I just tried your suggestion to make a diskimage with Toast.... unfortunately that didn't work, either. So, I give up on Log & Transfer - it's on to Voltaic or another conversion app.
  • wallybarthman Level 3 (690 points)
    Really? That's odd.

    You added the .mts files to a blu-ray project, saved it as a disk image (without re-encoding obviously) and then mounted the disk image and FCP didn't detect it in Log and Transfer?
  • joel leskowitz Level 1 (0 points)
    Just did it again - added to Blu-ray window, clicked on save as disk image. Then Toast mounts disk image. Go to FCP 7, choose log and transfer. When I go to choose the disk image nothing happens. When I select inside, BDVM, the error message comes up - BDVM contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Seems like it should work - can you tell if I'm missing a step?
  • wallybarthman Level 3 (690 points)
    Interesting, what camera produced these clips?
  • joel leskowitz Level 1 (0 points)
    HMC-150
  • David S. Level 7 (20,630 points)
    Did you delete ANY of the files in the PRIVATE FOLDER or move any of them?

    Any change at all will cause the files not to log and transfer
  • wallybarthman Level 3 (690 points)
    Is there a small one you could upload somewhere? I'd be curious to look at this file and figure out what the heck is going on.
  • joel leskowitz Level 1 (0 points)
    I've posted one .mts file here: www.ouch-video.com/test_footage
  • warren Goodman Level 1 (0 points)
    Voltaic works fine but it takes forever
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